Michelle Waterson

"The Karate Hottie"
17 8
Wins Losses
Birth date January 6, 1986 (age 34)
Birth place Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight 115 lb (52 kg)
Reach 62 in (1.57 m)
#8 UFC Strawweight Contender

UFC Rankings

Fights

LOSS
Michelle Waterson
UFC 249
May 9, 2020
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Michelle Waterson
UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs. Waterson
Oct 12, 2019
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Michelle Waterson
UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje
Mar 30, 2019
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Michelle Waterson #8
UFC 229
Oct 6, 2018
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Michelle Waterson #7
UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje
Apr 14, 2018
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Michelle Waterson #6
UFC 218
Dec 2, 2017
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
LOSS
Michelle Waterson #6
UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis
Apr 15, 2017
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R2 – 2:47
WIN
Michelle Waterson #11
UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson
Dec 17, 2016
Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 3:21
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Angela Magaña
The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Finale
Jul 12, 2015
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R3 – 2:38
LOSS
Michelle Waterson
Hérica Tibúrcio
Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio
Dec 5, 2014
Submission (guillotine choke)
R3 – 1:06
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Yasuko Tamada
Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs. Tamada
Sep 6, 2014
TKO (knee and punches)
R3 – 4:58
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson
Apr 5, 2013
Submission (armbar)
R4 – 2:31
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Lacey Schuckman
Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama
Oct 6, 2012
Decision (split)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Diana Rael
Jackson's MMA Series 7
Jan 21, 2012
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 2:12
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Masako Yoshida
Crowbar MMA: Spring Brawl
Apr 24, 2010
TKO (punches)
R1 – 4:17
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Rosary Califano
EB - Beatdown at 4 Bears 6
Feb 13, 2010
Submission (flying armbar)
R1 – 0:15
LOSS
Michelle Waterson
Elena Reid
Apache Gold: Extreme Beatdown
Apr 11, 2009
TKO (punches)
R2 – 1:50
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Karina Taylor
Duke City MMA Series 1
Mar 14, 2009
Technical Submission (armbar)
R1 – 2:36
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Tyra Parker
Strikeforce: Payback
Oct 3, 2008
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 1:20
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Krystal Macatol
SCA: Bike n Brawl 2
Aug 23, 2008
Submission (armbar)
R1 – 0:22
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Thricia Poovey
KOTC: Badlands
Jul 12, 2008
TKO (corner stoppage)
R2 – 5:00
LOSS
Michelle Waterson
Lynn Alvarez
Ring of Fire 31: Undisputed
Dec 1, 2007
Submission (guillotine choke)
R1 – 1:19
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Jaime Cook
Ring of Fire 30: Domination
Sep 15, 2007
Submission (armbar)
R1 – 1:33
LOSS
Michelle Waterson
Alicia Gumm
RMBB: Battle of the Arts
Jun 30, 2007
Decision (unanimous)
R2 – 5:00
WIN
Michelle Waterson
Andrea Miller
Ring of Fire 28: Evolution
Feb 16, 2007
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 3:00